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Monday, April 16, 2012

Announcing New Nursing Support for HR 3679, The National Nurse Act of 2011

The signatory letter encouraging members of Congress to support the National Nurse Act of 2011 continues to grow, and in the past few weeks many national nursing organizations have added on in support.

The Board of Directors of the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses has unanimously endorsed the bill. They asked, “How can we help spread the word? We wish you success in what is surely an important effort.”

The American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association (APSNA), representing 570 nurses, stated they would be honored to sign this letter to Congress. Their Board of Directors approved this decision unanimously.

The 14,100 plus members of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses also signed on in support of HR 3679. They stated, “Please do add the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses to your letter. This is critical legislation for moving forward with the IOM/RWJ Report on The Future of Nursing and associated recommendations for action.

The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools, wrote, “CGFNS International Inc. would be honored to lend its support for HR 3679, The National Nurse Act of 2011. Thank-you for asking us to be part of this important initiative.”

President Judy Dean RN, DSc., NCTMB, CHt representing the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists declared unanimous support for HR 3679. She says, “As a fellow RN, I applaud you in this endeavor. Just imagine if all the Nurses in the United States sent letters of support in regards to this issue as well as other health related ones, we would win just by our numbers!

The Nutrition Support Nurses Practice Section of A.S.P.E.N. is an interdisciplinary organization. They are “enthused with the number of co sponsors (now 24) and believe (The National Nurse Act of 2011) will help the health of our nation.”

The Society for Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates wrote they would be happy to support HR 3679, The National Nurse Act.

Nursing First President Sylette DeBois BSN, RN, HTC, states, “Nursing First is an organization dedicated to the education, support, and mentoring of the nursing team. We pride ourselves to be a professional organization supporting nurses all over the United States. Nursing First is committed to improving the health of our nation. For this reason, Nursing First is proud to support The National Nurse Act of 2011.

There is still time to add your or your organization’s name on as a supporter. Please email the NNNO Board to receive a copy of the signatory letter if you are interested in pursuing this action. We find when organizations take the time to review and study the legislation, they overwhelmingly decide to support this legislation.

The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Monday, April 16, 2012  

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It is not surprising, and very encouraging to see that nurses, no matter what their area of practice, can see the value of HR3679. Nurses know PREVENTION is key to improving our health outcomes and reducing costs. With a prominent National Nurse for Public Health, we can all focus on those objectives regardless of our specialty area.